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New Stills from the 2014 "Ender's Game" Wall Calendar

Hey, Launchies! As you all probably know, the Ender's Game wall calendar was released this past Tuesday and while Amazon was a bit late in shipping and my local book stores have let me down entirely, one brilliant Ender News reader has saved the day.

Kelson, the guy who won the auction to attend the Ender's Game premiere in Los Angeles next month, hooked me up today with a first look at the new imagery from the calendar.

There are so many new stills here. We have exciting new looks of Bernard in his Launchie suit, Dragon Army, the mess hall -- and BEAN.  Check it out:

"Given only ten minutes to suit up with helmet and weapon, Ender (Asa Butterfield) and the other Launchies listen intently as Colonel Graff introduces them to the zero-gravity Battle Room."


"A diagram of the anatomy of a Formic on the wall of Ender's classroom on Earth."




"After rehashing the fight with Stilson and losing his monitor (or chance to enter the training program), Ender (Asa Butterfield) and Valentine (Abigail Breslin) are surprised by their brother, Peter, who mocks the failed cadet and proposes a game of Formics and Astronauts."


"In forty-two battles, nobody has beaten Ender's Dragon Army, a platoon of misfits and oddballs. Graff, pressured by Command School for a decision to promote the brilliant strategist, doubles the enemy for the next maneuvers in the Battle Room. Whichever side gets a cadet through the enemy's gate unharmed will win, regardless of points scored. In a stroke of tactical genius, Ender stacks multiple rows of cadets in formation."




"Ender (Asa Butterfield) looks down across the sea of kids in the Mess Hall watching the Battle Room Games scoreboard flash Game Over, and Bonzo Madrid's Salamander Army remains on top. Aware of the lingering Launchie, Bonzo tells Ender to keep his eyes on the floor and sends him to face a wall with a lone kid in a Salamander uniform."


"With Ender (Asa Butterfield), Bean (Aramis Knight) and Alai (Suraj Partha) the only passing scores on the Deep Space Navigation Test, Professor Behari (Jasmine Kaur) encourages one of them to step forward and educate the class on using the gravitational pull of a planet to slingshot fighter craft into attack [unreadable] on the dark side of a moon."


"Sergeant Dap (Nonso Anozie) calls attention on deck as Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) enters the Launchie dormitory to announce that he's pleased with their progress and, with some failed seniors leaving soon, he'll be looking to promote some of them."


"Arriving at Battle School orbiting high above Earth, Bean (Aramis Knight) disembarks the Desert Salt Flats shuttle through the docking airlock, and hears a voice over the loudspeaker instructing Launchies (new arrivals) to follow the yellow lights."


"Ender takes the only free bed in the Launchie dormitory, and approaches the shriny locker next to it. At the sound of his voice, the locker spins open to reveal a slightly stiff, anodized spacesuit, flight boots, and gloves, an aerodynamic helmet, and a pistol-like laser gun."

"Though the Salamander Army leader, Bonzo Madrid, has forbidden Ender (Asa Butterfield) to unholster his weapon for fear the inexperienced Launchie will screen up his platoon's perfect maneuvers, Petra Arakanian (Hailee Steinfeld) takes Ender under her wing and practices with him in the Battle Room during her free time."


The Cover


Kelson -- hero of the day!


So, what do you guys think? And what is Dragon Army doing up there? :)

All images and captions are taken from the 2014 Ender's Game wall calendar and © Summit Entertainment.

 Thanks again, Kelson!
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